Iron Factory Bridgewatcher (Shockwave)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Onslaught24, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. daimchoc

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    They got the size perfect! That's a great video. I don't know what he's saying, but he does a great job demonstrating everything.

    I kinda want to see an Asian reviewer do a video in the style of EmGo, but in their native language. I think that'd be funny.

    I also think it's a load of bunk that Shockwave's laser hand doesn't fold away in his alt mode. At least those attachments for the hands look like they're just on a 5mm peg, so the hands will be easy to replace with smaller ones to match DX9's.
     
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    Ideally, I would prefer it if they went with a somewhat darker purple -- although I realize Shockwave might be a lighter, anime purple in the comics -- but that's far from being a big deal to me. In fact, I find the lighter purple much more appealing on this guy than on the Masterpiece version (perhaps because of the increased amount of surface detail). In any case, I cannot wait to have this guy!

    DX9 just needs to hurry up and release Soundwizard so I can have all my main G1 baddies! :rock 
     
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    Nice. Really liking how this guy turned out; the transformation looks really clever, although the legs seem like they might be a bitch if the joints are too tight. A little worried about the longterm survivabillity of the hose; I really hope they found a good material for that part.

    If I have one big complaint about Iron Factory's designs, it's that they seem a little too eager to resort to partsforming. There has to have been a way that they could get the laser hand to tuck away properly without having to be removed.
     
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    I'm surprised he looks like he doesn't hold together very solidly in gun mode and the robot hands don't hide very well.
     
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    The open forearms are a first (at least in recent memory) for IF, and a little disappointing, but the overall figure is great. I would not be surprised to see repaints of this down the line (dark purple, clear, etc).
     
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    That was great that he had Shockwave's other legend releases to compare Bridgewatcher to. I think I might like the Hastak raygun mode just a bit more, but there is no competition in the amount of articulation that IF was able to pack into Bridgewatcher. And it's nice he's a bit taller so he'll scale with the various 3p Legend Dinobots, Megatrons and Primes better. So he's a little like the Datsuns and Slag where you have to lift a part on the back to get waist rotation; not too bad. The only thing that worries me is that leg transformation looks like Blizzard/Blitzwing's pain-in-ass transformation.
     
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    They might release a darker purple version :) 
     
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    True, but do I have the patience to wait? :lol 
     
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    Disgusting...

    I don't mind at all, I prefer bot mode anyway, many of my IF figures have never been transformed.
     
  12. kukuburd

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    According to that Chinese reviewer, there is a minor lack of precision and finish to the legs compared to their other recent releases..
     
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    I'm eager to have some fun and see how he looks with other attachments on his arms besides what comes with him.

    I'm thinking CW Rook's claw weapon, CW HFGs, and I have some 3DPrinted drills and harpoons (for a custom Impactor) to try out.
     
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    Good to know. Anything specific to look for?
     
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    Just don't put any hands from DX9 on him or else you might "disgust" Grievlocke! :lol 
     
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    XD keep those tiny baby hands away =P I like my beefy 5mm hands on my beefy bots!
     
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    Specifically it's the way the legs collapse in and how they peg together. It's not a very smooth process.
     
  18. edgecrusher

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    Ah, so more the transformation and stability in alt mode, rather than an issue with the botmode legs?
     
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    Yeah. He takes the panel off the leg to demonstrate how the collapsing hinge system is supposed to work. I don't speak Chinese but it feels like he's commenting on the design appearing unintuitive without eyes on what is happening.

    Good on him, as I can see how it might be a frustrating part of the design.
     
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    Napalm is right, the reviewer took the panel off to show how the joint works.